Martin Shkreli Invited the Internet to His Home and It Got Weird Fast

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Watching Martin Shkreli salute John Cena is not how I dreamt I would spend my Monday evening.

Pharma bro Martin Shkreli — "the most hated man in America" — gained notoriety for jacking up the price of a lifesaving HIV drug by more than 5,000% and was also arrested for securities fraud. He now spends his time vilifying and name-calling on Twitter. He's called Hillary Clinton Antichrist-like, said feminists are cancer, the media is a "moron" and democracy is toxic. And over Memorial Day weekend he asked the internet to watch a livestream of him doing his thing.

"Why?" you might ask. 

The answer, my friends, is still very unclear. 

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I entered the livestream on Monday night. There were 69 others watching when I joined, which continually fluctuated by around 10 viewers for the duration of my experience.

It was weird. 

I watched Shkreli sit at his desk and watch WWE's "WrestleMania." He also took a few breaks to bring in a loaf of bread and a link of meat (which remained uneaten). He walked around summoning his cat Trashy

He toggled between WWE and "League of Legends." He trimmed his facial hair with scissors.

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He caressed his chin like a cartoon villain. 

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He dug for gold.

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He saluted professional wrestler John Cena. 

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This isn't Shkreli's first solicitation for the internet to keep him company — he regularly livestreams his "League of Legends" gameplay and opens up Q&As on social video platform Spreecast, asking the "media with any guts" to come ask him questions. 

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But in this particular instance, the livestream appeared to serve no other purpose than to lure in some eyeballs. Was Milo busy, Shkreli?